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there. nbc's ayman mohyeldin is in benghazi tonight where he has an exclusive with the president of libya tonight about what happened. good evening. >> reporter: the details of the attack that killed the american ambassador and three others may not be clear. according to libya's president there is no doubt in his mind who is responsible for the attack. the charred remains of the u.s. consulate in benghazi. libya's president said today the attack was not the aftermath of a spontaneous outburst of street protests over an anti-islam movie. >> i have no doubts about this. it is a preplanned attack. very sinister. with criminal intentions. >> reporter: for the first time president mohamed magariaf said it wasn't just libyans involved in the attack. without giving details he said foreigners participated in planning and orchestrating the assault. >> we have assumptions and we have some information. and all the information that we have now leads to the same direction. >> reporter: one possible reason the u.s. was targeted -- revenge. earlier this year a u.s. drone strike killed one of al
i'm jim cramer and i'll see you tomorrow. >>> this morning on "early today," murder in benghazi. president obama vows justice will be done after the horrific killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya. >>> money out the window. bank robbery suspects hurl cash during a high-speed police chase. >>> and baby buzz? what england's duchess kate has been turning down that's sparking pregnancy rumors. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm mara schiavocampo. today, we begin with firing back. in response to deadly attacks in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three diplomats, an elite group of marines has been sent to ramp up security at u.s. facilities in libya's capital. meanwhile, the violence has spread to yemen's capital this morning, where protesters have attacked the u.s. embassies. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, mara, good morning. good morning, everyone. here on capitol hill, the senate is condemning what happene
current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video. what we think then transpired in benghazi is that opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. they came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately, are readily available in postrevolutionary libya. and it escalated into a much more violent episode. obviously, that's our best judgment now. we'll await the results of the investigation, and the president has been very clear we'll work with the libyan authorities to bring those responsible to justice. >> was there a failure here that this administration is responsible for, whether it's an intelligence failure, a failure to see this coming, or a failure adequately protect u.s. embassies and installations from a spontaneous reaction like this? >> david, i don't think so. first of all, we had no actionable intelligence to suggest that any attack o
killed during the protests and attacks in benghazi earlier this week. at 6:45 this morning, we'll take you to uc berkeley, where stevens earned his undergraduate degree and show you how current students there are coming together to remember stevens' life and legacy. for more on stevens, including an interview with his college roommate, visit we'll also continue to provide updates on this developing story throughout this broadcast. >>> now to the latest on a developing story in san jose in the south bay. right now police on the hunt for suspects connected to a fight that ended up with two people being stabbed. investigators on scene say it happened just after 2:15 this morning near the intersection of north 9th street and east julian street. police arrived to find two men, ages 20 and 21, suffering multiple stab wounds. they were both rushed to hospitals, but so far no word or reports on their condition or of any suspects. we will continue, of course, to follow this story and get you the updates as soon as we get them. >>> thousands of people, including the governor, pol
.s. embassy. then the terrible lightning attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that left the u.s. ambassador and three other americans dead. the first ambassador murdered on the job in a generation. some of this is coming from an anti-islamic film made here in the u.s. and it appears there is violence aimed across the country in a big region. we begin tonight with our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, who is back, where by the way they're reporting 200 injuries today. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, clashes are still continuing here, even at this late hour near the u.s. embassy, and they were not the only ones in this region. this mess in the middle east is not over yet. the protesters in yemen set out to destroy the american embassy, to punish an insult against islam. protesters climbed the perimeter fence, undeterred by the yemen security forces who tried to keep them back, with water canons the crowds pushed forward, and managed to get inside the embassy parking lot. smashing windows, torching vehicles, using a forklift to do even more dama
the consulate in benghazi, libya, and killed a u.s. ambassador along with three other people. in reaction to the killings the president ordered 50 elite marines to the region to help restore order inside u.s. installations in that country and the president sent two warships off the coast of libya. they're equipped with tomahawk cruise missiles. they are waiting for orders. and in cairo, riot police around the embassy there had to fire tear gas at protesters several times to disperse the crowd. they responded with rocks. tuesday night protesters in egypt climbed the u.s. embassy walls and burned the american flag there. another possible problem, egypt is operating under a new government. >> i don't think we would consider them an ally but we don't consider them an enemy. they are a new government that is trying to find its way. >> reporter: we're going to show you, this is a live picture of the streets of cairo. the embassy's website there urges americans to avoid areas of large gatherings, even those labeled as peaceful demonstrations. again, live pictures of the streets of cairo. i've se
around the world for the four victims of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya, including ambassador chris stevens. >>> and there is political fallout as well. mitt romney taking heat from members of his own party for his criticism of the statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo following the initial demonstration there. this morning, we'll hear what president obama has to say about that. and we'll get reaction from republican senator john mccain. >>> we want to get right to nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. he's in cairo for us once again. richard, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah, from tahrir square. this the iconic place that became the scene of massive demonstrations from the united states, calling for more democracy. now, there is an ongoing clash here as some demonstrators are trying to attract u.s. embassy, which is right on the edge of this square and you can see fear gas being fired from egyptian security forces trying to keep the demonstrators away from the u.s. embassy wall. a similar scene today in yemen, as an angry mob a
made in connection with tuesday's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we're in tripoli this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. officials have arrested suspects and have several more under surveillance across the eastern part of the country. they're not shedding any light as to who these individuals are and what role they may have played in the deadly attack. what we do know is that according to libyan officials, some of the individuals have been taken into custody after footage emerged at the protests which the officials hearsay was essentially the cover that was exploited by militant groups. they are convinced so far that this was not simply an outburst or spontaneous outburst of anger against an anti-islamic film that appeared in the u.s. but rather a coordinated planned attack exploited by a militant group perhaps affiliated with al qaeda in the eastern part of libya. >> all right. he's in tripoli for us with the latest. thank you. it's 7:03 now. here's david. >> savannah, thank you. the violent anti-american demonstrations are not letting up in
in the city of benghazi on tuesday. libya announced four arrests to day saying the militants timed the attack to coincide with the anniversary of september 11th. >>> in washington, there is concern that growing foreign crisis will become a factor in the u.s. presidential campaign. nbc bay area steve handlesman reports from capitol hill. >> reporter: like in libya tuesday, today's anti-american rioting, yemen got out of control. the mob in the capital storming the u.s. embassy complex and breaking in before police beat them back. no americans reported hurt. it's the third arab nation rocked by protests aimed at the u.s. this was egypt last night. another outburst of anger over the kurd anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. but not by the u.s. government. secretary of state clinton tried to make clear about the video today. >> we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: no criticism from mitt romney. after he took hits through accusing the obama administration of sympathizing with the riots. the president, a foreign crisis close to election day, is a chance to show off le
with the deaths in benghazi, by the way. same issue, different group of protesters. but the question is did mitt romney jump into this too soon. as you alluded to, some republicans here on capitol hill now say yes. it's still a developing situation. we've seen that with more protests today. they think he really should have stayed out of it as the situation was unfolding. the president, president obama, asked about that, asked about whether it was irresponsible for romney to jump in and criticize them in the midst of this crisis said that's up to the american people to decide. marla. >> okay, thank you. >>> new this morning, police in san jose right now investigating what they believe was a fight which ended with two people being stabbed. investigators say this all happened just after 2:50 this morning near tintersection of north ninth street and east julian street. police found two men both suffering from multiple stab wounds. they were both rushed to the hospital but so far no word on their condition or any suspects. we will follow this story and bring you updates as we get them into the newsro
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